Saturday, July 29, 2017


70th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime
Tuesday, August 1st, 4:00 p.m.

The 72nd Precinct's free annual National Night Out Against Crime will feature music, dance, and play. The event will take place in Sunset Park. Enter the park on 44th Street and 6th Avenue.

The sponsors are the 72nd Precinct Community Council, NYU Langone Health, New York City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, Sunset Park B.I.D., Health PLUS, Tacos el Bronco, Latin Records, UTZ, and others.

This event is held annually on the first Tuesday in August.

The National Association of Town Watch introduced National Night Out--America's Night Out Against Crime--in 1984. The night's goals are to
  • heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,
  • generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts,
  • strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
  • send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

In the 1970s, before the creation of National Night Out, people in several communities participated in a grass-roots effort to deter crime by turning on their porch lights, sitting outside, and talking with their neighbors.


The 72nd Precinct Community Council keeps the community connected with all NYPD Community Affairs activities, notifications, and alerts.

Community Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from September through June. Meetings are held at the Marien Heim Senior Center, 4520 4th Avenue, in Sunset Park, at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.